The Healthcare Workforce Development Program(HCWDP) is a labor/management partnership between the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 721.
Our goal is to help ensure that DHS and partnering facilities have a skilled workforce to deliver high quality patient care and that workers can attain the skills and credentials necessary to qualify for high-demand positions and growth occupations. HCWDP partners with community colleges and community-based organizations and customizes programs to the specific needs of DHS and its workers.
Core offerings include:
• Professional programs for needed allied health and nursing occupations
• Basic academic skills courses—math, reading, writing and computers—to prepare workers for professional programs
• Customized skill enhancement courses for new and existing frontline healthcare workers to improve delivery of care (such as Spanish for Healthcare Settings, and Enrollment and Revenue for Patient Financial Services Workers)
• Support services such as case management, career counseling, skill assessments, and coaching and tutoring to ensure retention and successful completion
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